M. C. CANTARELL; J. FORT; J. CAMPS; M. SANS; L. PIERA; M. RODAMILANS
To the editor: The reported incidence of acute renal failure in patients with burns varies from 1.3% to 38% (1). Among 973 patients admitted during a period of 3 years to the burn unit of our hospital, only 3 had oliguric acute renal failure requiring substitute therapy, and in all 3 the cause was rhabdomyolysis secondary to electrical burns.
During the first 3 months of 1985, we were consulted about five patients in the burn unit who had anuric acute renal failure. The two men and three women, aged 32 to 89 years, were admitted with second- and third-degree burns
M. C. CANTARELL, J. FORT, J. CAMPS, M. SANS, L. PIERA, M. RODAMILANS. Acute Intoxication Due to Topical Application of Diethylene Glycol. Ann Intern Med. 1987;106:478–479. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-3-478_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(3):478-479.
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